The importance of good vision cannot be underestimated. An individual’s understanding of the world is so closely tied to vision that the English language makes very little distinction between ‘seeing’ and ‘knowing.’ For example, it is common to say ‘I see,’ instead of ‘I understand.’
There is an interesting relationship between chiropractic care and the correction of vision problems. The body’s nervous system controls and coordinates every function of the body, including vision. The optic nerve is considered to be a part of the central nervous system, and it supplies the majority of input to the brain. Any disruption in nerve communication will result in abnormal input, communication, and functioning.
It is the role of chiropractic to locate and fix any intrusions in the central nervous system that may be caused by spinal misalignments (also known as subluxations). It is through this process that chiropractors address the cause of some vision problems.